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Russian Tishchenko wins Olympic light boxing gold
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16:38, August 24, 2008

Alexey Tishchenko of Russia edged past Frenchman Daouda Sow to win the men's light (60kg) title at the Beijing Olympic boxing tournament on Sunday.

Tishchenko, who won the men's feather title at the Athens 2004, met serious challenge from the Frenchman and led at 3-2 after the first bout.

It was very close in the second and third bouts which saw Sow pull within 10-8.

The Frenchman once cut the cushion to just one point, but Tishchenko stayed cool to notch up one more point with only 12 seconds left for the match. The Russian won the match at 11-9.

Source: Xinhua

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